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Pillows

When I first started dating my guy friend, he slept with two pillows.  I told him to start sleeping with one pillow, to take one away.  A few days later he texted me from work and said “my neck feels… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Meditation and Physical Therapy

    A search term on my blog the other day was “meditation and stroke recovery.”  So I searched this term myself on both Google and the Yahoo search engine and my blog came up on the second page of the Google… Read More ›

  • Neuro Rehab

    The company that I work for is 100% orthopedic.  My boss has told me that down the road they would like me to maybe do some neuro rehab.  Neurological physical therapy.  This won’t happen for a few years, I certainly… Read More ›

  • Credit

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    In my previous life, I let people walk all over me, never expressed how I truly felt, and wallowed in anger in private.  All of this anger and stress probably contributed to my stroke.  Well, a few things have changed… Read More ›

  • Entitlement

    In my last post, I wrote about how it takes me a long time to completely let go of something.  Well, here’s an example of that.  I woke up this morning for some reason real angry about the a-holes that… Read More ›

  • They think, therefore I am.

    The last line of this article is brilliant.  The essence of who I am is the exact same as it was before the stroke. Read this.

  • Curve Reversal

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    I saw this term the other day doing chart  reviews….When looked at from the side, and you’re looking at someone who is sitting up straight, the spine should look like a backwards ‘S.’  In order to attain this shape, the… Read More ›

  • Competence

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    I have observed something recently that upset me so I thought I’d write about it.  I am working with a stroke survivor right now, this guy is a very accomplished man.  Very accomplished, very educated.  There are some aids that… Read More ›

  • Gluteus Maximus

    Happy New year.  Since 2014 has been called “the year of the rear,” I thought this was appropriate.  I think I’ve written about something like this before but here goes again….Yesterday I had a yoga lesson and was in the… Read More ›

  • 2014 in review

    Damn, I really need to find a way to be paid for this. Dean beat ya this year Barb. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the… Read More ›

  • Fitting In

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    Christmas Day was a long ass day for me.  It involved a lot of acting as normal as I can and trying to fit in as much as I can in front of a bunch of different people at 3… Read More ›

  • The Power of the Puppy Dog

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    Happy Boxing Day everyone!  I heard on the radio the other day that 15% of all internet traffic is for cat videos and pictures.  I have definitely contributed to this with my searching of Grumpy Cat memes.  And, me and… Read More ›

  • Indifference

    I was talking to a friend a long time ago, she was talking about her ex-boyfriend and said something like “the opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”  Something like that, I forget how she put it exactly but… Read More ›

  • Cramps

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    Someone the other day was doing some exercises and his quadriceps muscle got a really bad cramp in it.  So here’s what I did. I had him do this exercise. I thought that might help because the exercise is to… Read More ›

  • NDT

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    Neurodevelopmental treatment is a certification you can get as a physical therapist that a whole lot of people use when treating stroke patients.  I don’t agree with the approach.  NDT is all about inhibiting improper movements. If you get trained… Read More ›

  • Kundalini Yoga

    The yoga I do has helped me tremendously, it was an incredible modality for me to use.  My first experience with it was with a bad teacher, one who was so bad it made me consider stopping it.  Now that… Read More ›

  • Sound Healing

    I went to a sound healing class yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE.  I took my mom and sister who also said it was INCREDIBLE.  It was an hour-long class of relaxation while gongs were played in a specific way.  Here… Read More ›

  • Head Transplant

    Whenever I get a bad headache, I tell my boyfriend that I’m gonna get a head transplant.  Apparently this is within the realm of possibility.  Could this be the key to stroke recovery?  Brand new heads?  It’s only 13 million… Read More ›

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